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The Chinese word bude bu - 不得不 - bùdé bù
(to have to in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

bùdé bù

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English translations

to have to,
to have no choice but to, cannot help but, can't avoid

Chinese characters:

Chinese characters  ( bude bu / bùdé bù ) with pronunciation (English translation: to have to )

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不得不 ( bude bu / bùdé bù ) is composed of these characters: (bu) , (de) , (bu)
The traditional Chinese characters of bùdé bù are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.

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cannot  |  not
不得不 ( bude bu / bùdé bù ) belongs to the 1000 most common composed words in Chinese language (rank 855)
More words that mean to have to in Chinese
wúnài ( 无奈 ), zhĭhăo ( 只好 )

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